The aim of the study is to determine the entrepreneurial characteristics and hope and despair levels of students at the Near East University Faculty of Health Sciences. The research population comprises 296 students of the total research population of 310 students were interviewed. In the research, a descriptive survey model was used aiming to determine the entrepreneurial tendencies and despair levels of the students. A questionnaire form consisting of 3 sections, including introductory features, an entrepreneurship scale and Beck’ Depression Inventory were used as the data collection tool. In the second section of the questionnaire, an entrepreneurship scale devised by İşcan and Kaygın in 2011 was used to determine entrepreneurial tendencies of the students participating. Data collected were transferred to electronic media and analysed in a SPSS 21.0 statistical package program. The students generally scored a low Beck’s Depression Scale point and their despair levels were found to be low – in other words, their hope levels were high. The points scored on the scales overall alongside success needs and risk taking extents of students stating their income was higher than their expenditure was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05).
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